Bamboo Seedling Progress Update
This is a log of my progress to date. Besides the new Moso and Tulda starts, I also have 2 other varieties coming up- Gigantochloa asper and Fargesia yunnanensis. I check sprout trays daily for moisture and fungus. I also let the trays ‘air-out’ every few days. I now have a total of 14 Bamboo seedings.
This yield is way better than the first time I tried to sprout seeds.
March 23, 2012-
While doing my morning inspection of the seedling trays, I discovered light fungus starting to grow in almost all of batch #2. I promptly popped off their clear covers to allow them to air out. This was followed with a light spraying of diluted Neem Oil. The trays had not been opened since I closed them on Feb. 15th. I’ll be letting the trays ‘breathe’, every few days now.
The good news is, I have at least 1 (out of 14) Tabashir Bamboo (Gigantochloa asper) sprouting as well as 2 (out of 20) Bambusa Tulda. I’ll keep a close eye on them and move them to pots as soon as they stand up a couple of inches.
I counted no less than 5 Yunnan Fountain Bamboo, Fargesia yunnanensis. Though I could not find this particular variety in any database, it appears to have originated in China’s Yunnan region where hundreds of Bamboo species reside.
April 2, 2012-
I transferred 9 sprouts to pots today. 5- Tabashir Bamboo, 3- Yannan Fountain and 1-Moso Bamboo. One other Moso Bamboo to transfer to a pot in a few days.
April 6, 2012-
Potted 2nd Moso Bamboo sprout. Also spotted an additional Tabashir Bamboo sprout in tray today.
April 8, 2012-
Spotted 2 more Moso sprouts popping up.
April 10, 2012-
Potted the 2 new Moso sprouts.
Please Note: The Isle of Bamboo Site is now live. I will be be adding updates to my progress with growing Bamboo from seeds and new functionality to the site as time goes by. Thanx, Roberto